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Ultrafast Laser System For The Generation Of Reliable Ultrashort Light Pulses In The Mode-Locked And Q-Switched Configurations
Author(s): B. Couillaud; V. Fossati-Bellani; G. Mitchell
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Paper Abstract

We report on the design of a synchronously pumped dye laser using the hybrid mode-locking technique to generate subpicosecond pulses. A detailed description of the optical cavity is given. Pumped by the second harmonic pulse train from a CW mode-locked Nd: YAG laser, the dye laser has produced pulses as short as .6 psec (FNTA of the autocorrelation trace) in the R6G and styryl 9 frequency range. The efficiency of the DODC and IR 140 dyes used as saturable absorbers is discussed. The problems associated with the design of a dye laser synchronously pumped by the second harmonic train of a mode-locked, Q-switched Nd: YAG laser are examined. We report on a dye laser which has produced as much as 50 μJ in a single pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0533, Ultrashort Pulse Spectroscopy and Applications, (2 April 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946539
Show Author Affiliations
B. Couillaud, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
V. Fossati-Bellani, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
G. Mitchell, Coherent, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0533:
Ultrashort Pulse Spectroscopy and Applications
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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